Pioneer CT-S420
Dolby HXPro Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Metal Tape Full Logic 3 Head

This Pioneer CT-S420 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B/C and HX-Pro noise reduction, it was first sold by Pioneer in 1993.

The main features of the Pioneer CT-S420 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the center of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the CT-S420 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the CT-S420 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias, equalization and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

Dolby C-type used in the CT-S420 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type. The Dolby HX PRO system provides precise bias control during recording to reduce distortion and improve linearity in the high-frequency range, the result is recorded sound that is highly faithful to the original.

For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette
  • 3 Head System
  • CD Deck Synchro
  • Centre Mount Design
  • Super Auto BLE
  • Dolby HX Pro
  • FLEX (Frequency Level Expander)

Historic events

1993 The first graphical program able to view data on the "web" is released through a program called Mosaic

Features of Pioneer CT-S420

Calibration
Calibration
Auto Bias Calibration Auto Level Calibration Auto Equalizer Calibration
Connectors
Connectivity
AC Power Cord / Plug RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time Display On/Off
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Center Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction Dolby HX Pro®
Controls
Operation
Music Scan CD Synchro Start Full Logic Transport Control Timer Recording/Playback Auto-Space Real-Time Tape Monitoring
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Record Level Balance Control Master Record Level Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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